Matcha has become a global flavor phenomenon, and who can blame those who love them? It’s green tea, but with better flavor and more antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. It is a perfect treat for those who have a sweet tooth and are health enthusiasts as well because it’s that good for them.
Matcha comes in powder form and has a hint of bitter and sweet but earthy taste that is perfect on its own. If you’re not a fan of bitter treats, matcha can be paired perfectly with the usual flavors like chocolate or vanilla. If you haven’t tried it yet, you shouldn’t miss out! Here are matcha-flavored recipes you need to try.
If you’ve only had straight matcha, this milkshake is a great entry to the world of matcha-flavored drinks. This recipe is super simple too, and if you’ve ever made milkshakes before, it’s exactly how you’ve always done it, with the addition of a new ingredient. If an immersion blender isn’t on hand, use a regular one. It will take a bit more time, but the results will still be similar.
Matcha and White Chocolate Cookies
Here’s another dessert that’s easy to whip up in no time. You don’t need to be a pro baker to be able to make this comfort food. In fact, you can check out this recipe guide to know how to do it. You’ll have fresh matcha and white chocolate cookies in under an hour.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Matcha Frosting
Chocolate and matcha make a great combination. In fact, anything sweet combined with matcha is worth trying. This recipe from A Cozy Kitchen will instruct you on how to make chocolate cupcakes that are light and fluffy. The secret ingredient here is unconventional, but the author swears by it.
As for the matcha frosting, it’s as simple and as straightforward as it can be. It’s just powder mixed with some hot water and warm milk. Then add some butter and use a hand mixer to make the buttercream frosting. All that’s left is to bake the cupcakes and pipe the frosting on top of it.
Matcha Lava Cakes
If you want to up your matcha game in a dessert, there’s no better way to do it than a molten lava cake. Do you know those cakes where the center is filled with cream that gushes out when you “break” it? Yes, it’s those, and instead of the usual dark chocolate, use matcha instead.
If the green color terrifies you, it shouldn’t. In fact, this dessert from Kirbie’s Cravings would be perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even St. Patrick’s. This recipe is mixed with white chocolate so the molten lava part is gooier and richer.
How about something to quench your thirst and get you through summer? Matcha and lemonade is a great flavor combination, as the earthy bitterness of the former mixes well with the tartness of lemons. This drink is easy to do, and if you already have a preferred lemonade recipe, all you’ll need is to add a teaspoon of matcha powder.
Choco Matcha Energy Balls
Energy balls are exactly what they are—they are little balls of snack that contains protein, fiber, carbs, and healthy fats. In other words, it is a perfect pick-me-up when you want something to sustain you but have little time to eat because you’re busy. If you’re in the habit of being hangry, consider trying out energy balls.
The Healthy Maven’s recipe is all that and added with matcha green tea powder. Just process pitted dates, almonds, cocoa powder, almond milk, and matcha together into a sticky and pliable ball. Afterward, break it up into smaller bite-size pieces, and to make them not stick together, dusts the individual balls with extra matcha powder.
If you’re a fan of crepes, you should be sure to try out matcha-flavored ones. You can stack it up high and make a stacked crepe cake filled with the frosting of your choice. You can also use matcha crepes to make savory creations too. Here is a recipe you can check out for basic matcha crepes.
More to Matcha
Matcha has a delightful flavor profile, and that is why it is possible to combine it with a lot of food to add interesting taste. Our love for food has made us innovate to the point that there are countless recipes found in cookbooks and on the internet. There’s more to matcha than drinking it and incorporating it in desserts—you can cook with it too.
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